Menu Plan Monday: The Tuesday Edition

I was a little caught up with my chocolate cake recipe post yesterday and didn’t get my typical Menu Plan Monday post written.  Yes, that means I also didn’t get our meals for the week planned out.  Does anyone else struggle with planning menus when there is a holiday in the middle of the week?   It’s as if my brain skips ahead to the holiday.  However, I’m going to go ahead and make a menu plan for the rest of the week because believe it or not there are no meal planning police that say if you don’t plan your menu on Monday, you aren’t allowed to meal plan at all until the following Monday.  Also, my family apparently expects to eat between now and Thanksgiving.  I’ll go ahead and share what we ate on Monday under that day so you can see exactly why I need to have some sort of plan in place!


My husband had the day off work and we went out to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant (yes, we did just have tacos on Friday but this was different because someone else cooked it all ;).  That meant that at dinner neither of us were hungry!  G ended up eating a hot dog and chips and J ate 4 fish sticks and chips.  I hadn’t been to the grocery store proper either so I had to make a quick run out to CVS right at dinner time (no way no how was I going into the store at dinner time) and grab hot dog buns and chips.  We used to have a Wonder bread discount store within minutes of our home but sadly, it has already closed.


French toast and fresh fruit maybe with bacon.


Pioneer Woman’s Chicken strips, baked potatoes, and salad unless I get lazy and decide to make some heat n eat chicken strips I bought in the freezer section of the store yesterday.   The homemade ones are MUCH better though.


We’ll be sharing in a Thanksgiving meal at my in-laws’ home.  I’ll be contributing a caramel apple pie (this has become a much requested holiday recipe in the family) as well as a pumpkin pie and possibly a chocolate pie (family recipe from my side) as well.


Anyone else find it really hard to plan meals for the day after holidays as well?  Probably some sort of leftovers but I may have my husband grill some Chipolte Lime Chicken (McCormick mix) so we can have it on hand for either the weekend or the following week when we are all sick of turkey.

I shared in my 100th post  how I’m thankful for cranberry sauce (#18).   What part of a Thanksgiving meal are you most thankful to have?  

I’m linking this post up to Menu Plan Monday over at as well as Menu Monday over at Erin Branscom.  Go check them out if you need some menu planning ideas or inspiration for ANY day of the week 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday: The Tuesday Edition

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! We did have a nice Thanksgiving. We didn’t end up with many leftovers and I was actually debating purchasing a turkey in the store today (I decided against it).


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